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Department of Premier and Cabinet - About Veterans Branch
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About Veterans Branch

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that ex-service men and women are honoured and remembered in recognition of the service they have offered our nation.

Veterans Branch commemorates and supports veterans in Victoria through a range of initiatives that promote understanding of the service and sacrifices tendered by veterans in war and peace.

The Hon John Eren MP is the Minister for the Veterans portfolio.

What We Do

  • Provide policy advice to the Premier and Minister within the scope of the veterans portfolio.

  • Administer veteran grant programs that commemorate, educate and support Victoria's veteran community.

  • Provide secretariat support to the Victorian Veterans Council and Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee and liaise closely with the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Support Victoria's ex-service organisations and the broader community to commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who served in our armed forces.

  • Support the community to care for significant war heritage.

  • Administer the annual Premier's Spirit of Anzac Prize program.

  • Provide support to the Victorian veteran community for a range of welfare activities and other initiatives such as the Veterans Public Sector Employment Strategy.

  • Deliver Victoria's Anzac Centenary program (2014-2018)

Legislation

The Veterans Branch supports the Minister for Veterans in the administration of the following legislation:

  • Veterans Act 2005 (except Part 4, administered by the Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs)
  • Shrine of Remembrance Act 1978
  • ANZAC Day Act 1958 (sections 3 and 4A)
  • Returned Servicemen's Badge Act 1956

Last updated on Tuesday, 29 August 2017